Book Blitz: Transcend Time Series by Michelle Madow, Part 03
Welcome to the third part
For the final part of this three part post, I would like to share the third and final book in the series and Michelle Madow talks about time travel in Timeless.
Transcend Time #3
IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME.
In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together.
In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path.
Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make matters worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left for her to save herself. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet, and to do it, she'll need Drew and Chelsea's help.
Because to make things right, they must go back to when it all began ... and Lizzie discovers that the final events in her past life were more sinister than she ever imagined.
Time Travel in Timeless
An explanation of how time travel works in Timelessby Michelle Madow
I always knew the final book in the Transcend Time Saga would involve the main characters time traveling back to Regency Era, England, and I couldn’t wait to write about their adventures in the past.
Of course, this involved creating my own version of time travel. I read and watch a lot of time travel stories, so I know that characters can usually travel through time by use of a machine, an object, a hole in the space/time continuum, a genetic superpower, etc. There are so many possible methods for characters to travel back in time! However, the Transcend Time Saga is a modern fairy tale, so I knew the best form of time travel for the story would be magic.
Time travel in the world of the Transcend Time Saga is not easy. Three main conditions must be met for people to travel back in time:
1) All of the individuals must have been reincarnated
When a person travels back in time in the Transcend Time Saga, their physical body does not make the journey. Instead, their soul leaves their body and enters the body of their past self. Naturally, a person must have a past self for this journey to be possible. If you’re traveling in a group, everyone in the group must travel back to the same time period, therefore their past selves need to have all been alive in the time they are traveling to.
2) One of the time travelers in the group must have magic in their blood
Magic sparks the connection from the present to the past, so one of the people making the journey must have magical abilities. They can either be a natural witch, meaning they are born with magic, or borrow magical abilities from a natural witch, which involves drinking a drop of the witch’s blood. This is a gift rarely given, because each drop of blood gifted from a witch decreases the witch’s power by a small percentage. Also, borrowed magic will only stay in the human’s bloodstream for one month.
3) One of the time travelers must be in possession of an object owned by his or her past self
The more important this object was to the time traveler’s past self, the stronger the connection will be to the past. The best kind of object for time travel is a piece of jewelry worn by the time traveler’s past self. The constant contact with the past self combined with metal being a strong conductive element makes jewelry extremely powerful as a connection to the past.
Read Timeless to find out how Lizzie, Drew, and Chelsea meet these three conditions to travel back in time to Regency Era, England!
Michelle Madow was inspired to write Remembrance after seeing Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video while a junior at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. The song and video gave her the story idea about a high school girl reincarnated from Regency Era, England. She handed in the first chapter as a homework assignment for class, and when her teacher and classmates wanted her to continue writing, she decided to go for it. By the end of the school year, her first novel was completed!
Michelle graduated from the Park School of Baltimore in 2005, where she always took two English classes each semester. She graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. At Rollins she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a member of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta.
She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.
For more information on Michelle and her books, please visit www.michellemadow.com.
Michelle lives in Florida, where she is hard at work writing more novels for young adults.